Feb 22, 2013 6:00am PST
jimmy carter told cnn's piers morgan that the president thanked his grandson, who is a political opposition researcher. james reportedly was the go between in were iing mother jones with the new infamous tape. here's what carter, the former president had to say about it. >> when james went to meet president obama, president obama ran across the room, embraced him and thanked him. >> basically, carter won obama the election. >> i think so. that's kind of a prejudice. >> kind of. >> he said seriously that the 47% tape was a pivotal moment for the obama relocation campaign, which both campaigns acknowledge. up next, the minority report, we're bringing back the touch screen, taking a dive into a mystery, why are latinos losing in latino districts. you're watching the "the daily rundown." for access to one of the top wealth management firms in the country. for a team of financial professionals who provide customized solutions. for all of your wealth management and retirement goals, discover how pnc wealth management can help you achieve. visit pnc.com/wealthsolutions to find out more.
Feb 5, 2013 5:00pm PST
when i was on his show back at cnn when we first met, i was amazed by how willing he was to come forward with his pain. >> pain! that's the key. dr. ablow says he will only declare his candidacy if no other republican challenges him. he wants a clean slate. state representative dean winslow says he is forming an exploratory committee. massachusetts republican strategist says "i think it's close to a lost cause. most people, including the b tier candidates felt scott brown had a chance to win the special election, but no other republican probably did. let's turn to democratic strategist chris cafinas. chris, great to have you with us tonight. >> thank you. >> it's just a good collection, isn't it? >> dr. ablow, i think he needs a psychiatrist. >> well, he would be interesting on the senate floor if he ever got that far. >> oh, not going to happen in this lifetime. >> all right. is this the republican party can do? or is there somebody really waiting in the wings and it's a timing issue and just hasn't stepped out saying hey, i want this seat? >> this is the best they can do. it's
Feb 26, 2013 11:00am PST
haha have learned and jahmeshia discussing the sequester. pair it with what senator graham said on cnn just yet. let me play it. >> we'll criticize everything he does. mr. president, it is now up to you to find the $85 billion in savings and we'll make it easier for you but we'll criticize the decision. this is a bipartisan problem. i voted against this deal because it would destroy defense. lousy way to cut $1.2 trillion and which is achievable. i'm willing to raise revenue, raise $600 billion of new revenue if the democratic friends reform entitlements and fix sequestration together. >> he says fix it together but the top of the comment says every decision the president makes we'll criticize. how do you make heads or tails of that? >> the truth is even if lindsay graham is willing to meet halfway, no republicans on the house share this point of view. you can have a meeting with president obama and be lovely, i'm sure, but the end of the day this is a republican controlled house of representatives that wants to cut spending, cut government. that's the philosophy. they're thrilled this
Feb 10, 2013 12:00pm PST
so of one branch of government. >> former secretary of defense, robert gates, on cnn's "state of the union" this morning spoke up for a check on the president's ability to take on these attacks as well. take a listen to this. >> i think some check on the ability of a president to do this has merit as we look to the longer-term future. >> why not have a judicial or a congressional panel as part of the process, general? >> well, i think congressional oversight is absolutely required. we do that with cia operations in general anyway. and clearly, congress retains the power to fund or not fund programs, to impeach the president or senior officers of the government. we do want checks and balances, but congress is not a good decision-making branch for wartime operations, and seshlg essentially, that's what we're doing here, we're trying to keep another 9/11 from happening. and primarily, i might add, these aren't operations in canada and france. >> right. >> we're talking ungoverned, lawless areas of the world. >> peter baker, "the new york times" this morning, i'm sure you saw this
Feb 7, 2013 3:00am PST
of information whether it's a fax machine to satellite tv or cnn breaking the stranglehold of power on eastern europe. >> that's really cool. >> you talked to him in '80, '81 -- >> solidarity. >> -- could you tell at that moment that -- >> absolutely. >> -- history was turning, that it was about to be bent? >> here's what you can tell, which i worry about the current twitter and facebook revolutions. you can tell that there was a movement happening but with real leaders who had been tested by standing on the gates of the shipyard or going to jail as javel had done. and this is another story that you did when you did the man of the year on it, tend to be leaderless. they don't have somebody forged by fire leading them. and that was the big difference of the revolutions of the '80s and the fall of communism. >> all right. the new cover of "time" is "the republican savior." rick stengel, thank you so much. walter, thank you as well. >> it's always good to be on with a great successful editor. >>> up next, "morning joe" theater guru, jordan roth takes us behind the scenes of barry manilow's new pr
Feb 18, 2013 3:00am PST
that big story about the cruise ship? >> i do. we didn't have the cnn helicopter. fortunately nothing happened in the world over those five days. the anchors were saying, this is sort of like katrina. the guy was like, we're on a cruise ship. it's not like katrina. we're good. >> the whole thing cuts to primal fear. a lot of people are like, you have this visceral reaction to the notion of being stranded on a cruise ship. >> you know what i have a visceral reaction to? being on a cruise ship. >> yeah, don't go on one. that's the first mistake. >> i totally agree. >> being trapped. >> trapped in tiny rooms and then, like, herded like cows to the food. >> how would you like to go on a cruise -- >> with william f. buckley? >> i would do it with william f. buckley. >> mika, surely you would celebrate the all you can eat buffet. >> there's no joe scarborough cruise? >> there will not be. >> we could do a new kind of cruise where people actually exercise. okay. it's president's day, obviously. you can see we're stretching. really, really stretching here. joining us onset, co-anchor of cnbc'